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Out Look Express

I remormat my computer. Saved to hard disk my Emails and Addresses I am using Windows XP. Now I cannont open the folder that contains the saved Emails and Contact addresses.
My tachnician inslled Out look I dont think that is the same version I had before.

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Re: Out Look Express

Outlook and Outlook Express are not the same program, and they are not actually even close to using the same programming.

You cannot import Outlook files into Outlook Express. You can import both into Outlook.

Select File->Import and Export, and then choose "Import from another program or file" then choose either PST file for Outlook or Outlook Express. Select the defaults from then on and browse to where you saved the emails. If you saved the emails correctly it should import them.

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Outlook Express emails disappeared - can I get them back?

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How can I open .dbx files saved Outlook Express bits

Please follow these specific steps and this should repair your issue or another paid way must assist you DBX Open File Tool

Step 1: Save your existing e-mail
Launch Outlook Express.
Create a new folder under Local Folder:
Right-click Local Folder (in the left bar)
Select New Folder
Type the name of the new folder (e.g. Saved E-Mails)
Click OK
Click Inbox.
Select all your messages and move them into the new folder (e.g. Saved E-Mails).
Quit Outlook Express.

Once this has been done, we need to make sure we can have access to the inbox.dbx file. So now follow these steps.

Step 2: Show hidden files
Right-click the Start button and select Explore to open Windows Explorer or click Start and select My Computer.
Click the Tools menu and select Folder Options.
Click the View tab.
Select Show all hidden files and folders.
Click OK

Next we are going to find the file so we can delete it. Outlook express will later recreate it.

Step 3: Search for ".dbx" files

1. Click Start and select Search.
2. Click All files and folders on the right.
3. Click Advanced options, then click More advanced options.
4. Make sure that Search hidden files and folders is selected.
5.In the box labelled All or part of the document name, type *.dbx.
6.Click Search.

Now once you finsih the search, the file inbox.dbx should come up in your search results. select the file and press delete.

Once you have done this, you can go back into Outlook Express and it should have fixed the issue.

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Can't send emails in Outlook Express

Save yourself alot of headaches and use a web-mail service like Gmail.

Oct 27, 2014 | Microsoft Outlook Express

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Outlook express wont open tells me error 0x800cc012e

Hi, Outlook express stores mails in a *.dbx files. So search for the files and keep a copy of the folder that contain these *.dbx files. Then uninstall outlook express from windows component, you know outlook express is a component of MS WIndows, but you can uninstall it. After that re-install it and use the previously backed up folder as the store folder.

Apr 23, 2014 | Microsoft Outlook Express

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Outlook Express had trouble opening and had to shut down. When it did open next time, my complete inbox history was gone. Vanished. The current emails came in but all prior emails are gone. All other...

Use RecoveryFix for Outlook Express to recover dbx file which may get corrupted due to some virus or due to header corruption of dbx files or sometimes the media where dbx file is stored get corrupted. This tool recover data even from password protected dbx files. Have a look at this tool

Aug 26, 2010 | Microsoft Outlook Express

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When opening emails on outlook express,same emails return even after deleting and blocking senders,plus got message 5 out of twenty downloaded but then will not deliver anymore

first make sure you empty your deleted and junk folders. In message rules make a new rule and use part of the senders name you want to block and select do not download from server. Some annoying mailers mail spam under similar addresses so it is hard to tell them apart at a glance. for ie. if you are getting unwanted mail from "" make your rule for when the senders name contains words or phrases such as 'thehell' that way whaever this idiot is sending you will not be downloaded. You can even go further and create a response to them by adding a rule that will send them a whole bunch of spam automatically. Good Luck

Feb 04, 2010 | Microsoft Outlook Express

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Hi i m qaiser from Karachi Pakistan. I need (.dbx) software to open my saved emails from outlook to my documents folder. so please solve this what can i do to solve this problem?

If you do lose your messages, you can try using my DBXtract program to
attempt to recover the lost messages. Note that dbx files are hidden in
Windows 2000 and Windows XP.

If you have upgraded your version of IE and OE or your OS version, and all your messages are lost, then see this article (note that the technique in
the article does not only apply to the issue addressed in the article

OLEXP: Mail Folders, Address Book, and E-mail Messages Are Missing After You Upgrade to Microsoft Windows XP;en-us;313055linke.gif

If File | Import | Messages does not work, ignore the error message, which is erroneous in itself, and try one of the following techniques to get your messages back:
aa. Right click on each dbx file or a selection of them and go to
Properties and clear the read only attribute of the files. Then try File | Import | Messages again.
bb. Import the dbx files individually. See the last paragraph on this page
for how to do that:
cc. As a last resort use DBXtract
Please vote kindly if this has helped you!

Oct 08, 2009 | Microsoft Outlook Express

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Cannot open Outlook Express after compacting the files...

Thanks Everyone.. I fixed it with ther help of a great person.. DONT BUY THE PROGRAMS THAT CLAIM TO FIX ... All I did was the following:
Rename the Folders.dbx file:
  1. Click Start, point to Search, and then click Files or Folders.
  2. In the File name etc type, type folders.dbx.
  3. In the Look In box, click your primary hard disk (usually drive C), and then click Search.
  4. Right-click the identified Folders.dbx file or files, and then click Rename.
  5. Type folders.old, and then click OK.
  6. Start Outlook Express. This creates a new Folders.dbx file automatically.
Just change .dbx to .old That is all that was required.. RENAME!!! Not buying programs that dont work...

When I opened it the folders were a little messy.. but that is fine when you consider I felt that I had lost the program and all Emails stored. Problem only occurred after a suggested compacting of emails by the program.

Errorwiz DID NOT FIX

Good luck and I hope it works for you..


Oct 02, 2009 | Microsoft Outlook Express

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Hi, I need to Import Outlook Express Emails (that were on another PC - and the Maintenance / Store location from express has been backed up to an external hard drive) and import the mail and contacts into...


You ought to copy the Ms Outlook Data file that is usually stored in your computer containing all your outlook data.

To locate it:
  • open my computer on the current computer that has the addresses and files.
NB: Make sure that you have enabled viewing of hidden files in your computer. Do this by going to the

  • Tools on the Menu bar --------- Folder Options----------Click on the View Tab ---------on the Advanced settings ------File and Folders -----Turn on Show Hidden files and Folder on the Hidden Files and Folders Menu.

Open Drive on Drive C:

  • On C: follow this sequence to open the file
  • C:/-----Documents and Settings--------Click on the User Account-----Local settings-------Application Data------Microsoft-----------Outlook.

When you are here you will see the Outlook Office Data File.

  • Copy this Outlook Office Data File in a removable media e.g Memory Stick.
Now you have copied the E-Mail and Addresses File.

  • Go to the computer you wish to copy the E-Mails, Settings and Addresses.
  • Open Microsoft Outlook Program
  • Under the File Menu Click on the Import and Export submenu.
An Import and Export Wizard dailog box opens up.

  • From the Action to perform choose
  • Import Internet Mails and Addresses and click next.
  • The Outlook Import tool dialog opens.
  • Select the Internet Mail Application to Import from: Choose on Outlook Express 4.X, 5.X, 6.X making sure that the Import Mail, Import Address Book , Import rules Options are turned on.
  • Click next
  • Address Dialog Box Opens up
  • choose on the option accordingly and click finish
  • Browse for Folder dialog box opens up.
  • Select the location of your saved Ms Outlook Data file
  • Click OK
  • Starts to import all your E-mail files and Addresses to the new computer.
Thats it. I guess you have your mails and Addresses.

Incase of any queries please dont hesitate to ask.

Kind Regards,

Sep 10, 2009 | Microsoft Outlook Express

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